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Change of plan

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's so funny how I sometimes lose sight of how I need to do things. I don't know if it's because I've read things, or if I feel out of whack with my body..?? I want to lose pounds. Not a lot, but I do need to get back to what my daughter calls my 'lean and mean' self. In the past, I've spent most of my time in the weight room, and It worked for shape, great muscle health, able to drop the pounds when I kept my food intake at a reasonable level. So why did I change now? Why did I think I had to do tons of cardio to lose the pounds??? I had upped my time on the stairstepper, so of course my gym time slacked a little. Not good!!!!! I lost my focus! I felt out of sorts, and out of step with my workouts! Weird, I know. I think it's because there are so many sites and people that preach fat loss/cardio it's the one and only best, and most proven way to do it. I don't believe it for a second. I know what works for me, and I've seen it work for countless others. I'm changing it up...doubling my time in the weight room, doing less cardio. Oh, I'll always do ENOUGH cardio for heart/lung health..I'm a nurse so a true believer in that, but I am not going to slide back into the hour or more cardio/fat loss myth..because I just don't buy it! emoticon
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  • _MAOMAO_
    I like the comment about Jillian Michaels' workouts, they get cardio action but are so focused on strength and burning those calories. She does have shorter workouts, but the way - they're not all a whole hour.
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    4012 days ago
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    I found myself giggling at this post because I thought to myself.... I don't buy the myth of exercise at all. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL but I know its a GOOD thing, I just kind of procrastinate cause I don't like to do it.. I would rather sit. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    anks for the laugh this morning and have a WONDERFUL fun-filled day :)
    4016 days ago
    Good for you!! interval, raising your heart rate for brief periods, is good for your heart, but an HOUR, please; weight training is far better for health and weight. Personally I do yoga twice a week; and interval and weight training once a week.
    4025 days ago
    I don't buy it either! More cardio has NEVER worked for me - only strength training makes the difference. I believe that cardio is good for the heart, etc. but I don't care what anyone says - a resonable amount of cardio will not cause ME to lose weight. And apparently not you either. :)

    4025 days ago
    Many people don't realize you need both. I don't need any more muscle but I strength train and do cardio both. At my age it's necessary.
    4026 days ago
    This is why I love Jillian Michaels DVD's. It's constantly moving cardio with weights included. I love them and it really works for me.
    4026 days ago
    True enough I think you have to find a balance between cardio and strength training to find the "best" weight loss combo with food intake to get what works for you.

    You'll find the balance and then you will spin like a top!
    4026 days ago
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